Embracing differences to boost anti-tumor immunity: How HLA diversity can improve cancer therapy

What if someone tells you that possessing diverse genes could improve your chances of combating infections and even fighting off cancer? The divergent allele advantage hypothesis tries to explain this phenomenon. It states that possessing a greater variety of certain genes (alleles are variants of a gene) can improve individual survival. That would be just … Continue reading Embracing differences to boost anti-tumor immunity: How HLA diversity can improve cancer therapy

Global birth canal variation gives insight into human evolutionary past and modern obstetric practices

  A recent examination of pelvises from human skeletons indicate migration patterns and climate may be responsible for global variation in birth canal size and shape. This variation likely represents neutral evolution by random chance and not necessarily the selection for pelvic adaptations, challenging long-held theories for human evolution and modern obstetric protocols. You might … Continue reading Global birth canal variation gives insight into human evolutionary past and modern obstetric practices